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EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT INTO THE SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION PROGRAM SOCP Ian Singleton, eye-to-eye with «Gokong», an orangutan patient in the SOCP rescue and rehabilitation station. Full view


Dr. Ian Singleton is coming to visit! The internationally recognized orangutan expert has been a PanEco employee as well as the head of the Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Program for 18 years and is committed to the survival of these primates. At two events in the end of August, Ian Singleton provides an insight into the wonderful but highly endangered world of the Sumatra orangutan. His stories are about fascination, setbacks and hope. He is able to captivate the listeners and give impressions of the challenges of nature conservation in Indonesia.

Lecture evening in the Nature Center Thurauen
Friday, August 25, from 5 pm in Flaach

Travel to Sumatra for one evening! On a guided tour through the special exhibition of the nature center Thurauen, you will immerse yourself in the rainforest, experience the unique diversity of this ecosystem and learn about amazing similarities with the local floodplain forest. Then Ian Singleton will tell you exciting things about our close relatives, the orangutans, and about his efforts for their protection on Sumatra. Furthermore, you can enjoy the culinary delights of our Indonesian buffet at the restaurant Rübis & Stübis.

Guided tour and presentation: No registration required. For the Indonesian buffet please book a table reservation directly at the restaurant:
> Online reservation or tel. 052 355 15 50
> Detailed program

Lecture afternoon at University of Zurich
Saturday, August 26, from 2 pm in Zurich

Come to Zurich for an exciting and cozy Saturday afternoon! At 2:00 pm at University of Zurich, Ian Singleton will report on his commitment to the threatened Sumatran orangutans and their habitat, the tropical rainforest. Afterwards, you are very welcome to exchange thoughts with Ian Singleton and other PanEco employees while having coffee and cake.

The number of seats is limited. Please register here for this event: phone number 052 354 32 32 or mail to [email protected]
> Detailed program